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. >> taxi terror on streets of san francisco this morning. a smashed taxi windshield, shots fired, a chase, and finally a suspect in custody. >> terrified taxi driver says the rampage started with a man jumping on the windshield of the cab in an upscale san francisco neighborhood at 4:00 this morning and it escalated all over the city. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, picks up the story. >> it is hard to believe the most affluent neighborhood was a crime scene until a few minutes ago at jackson and spruce after police say a carjacking suspect tried to ram them. the stolen san francisco taxi is towed away. this man, now in custody, climbed on the roof of the cab and starting jumping up-and-down, breaking the windshield and terrifying the cab driver. >> the driver, i was toll, -- told, he was terrified and fled. the suspect entered the cab and drove away but there was a g.p.s. device inside and police tracked the carjacking suspect to presidio heights when officers tried to stop the cabbie blocking the street with their patrol cars. >> that is when the driver literally drove at the offic
are sequestered and will not emerge until the process is over. the former san francisco archbishop took part in a preconclave mass considered the most influential people involved in the selection process. use news reporter marcy gonzalez is joining us from mitt romney with the latest -- from rome with the latest. >> good morning, the doors of the cistene chapel were locked an hour and a half ago. the cardinals are going the process of electing a new pope. >> a solemn procession after so much anticipation. the conclave is now officially underway. >> it is a tremendous moment for the cardinals because they have been talking for about ten days. all the talk,ow, and the chatter falls to the wayside. 115 cardinals picking their seats, praying and voting each carefully disgoesing his handwriting as he cast as ballot for the man he believes should be the next leader of the catholic church. the cardinals starts the day in part by celebrating mass in st. peter's and now after a morning of bowed head, outside all years looking up. watching. waiting. waiting for the smoke to pour from the chapel. black
friday at the school. >> new this morning, san francisco's archbishop is making strong statements against same-sex marriage days before the course takes up proposition 8 and will hear arguments if the ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional. archbishop is talking to abc7 news reporter right now. early this morning he told "usa today" that to legalize marriage between two people of the same sex would enshrine in the law the principle that mothers and fathers are interchangeable or irrelevant. he also says a court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage may only intensify the debate. you can see his interview with the archbishop this afternoon going on abc7 news starting at 4:00. >> five bay area police departments are now in the middle of a 24 hour tweet athen, the palo alto, east palo alto, fremont, mountain view, and los gatos police departments are participating in the event with 160 agencies taking part. they are tweeting of service calls to increase awareness of police work and their issues. fremont police tweeted "call a man in 50's down on a bench waving his arms and moaning, fire a
in san francisco, i am katie marzullo for abc7 news. >> emotional ads started to run to coincide with national day to demand action featuring family members of the children and adults killed in the massacre in new and town cut. remember the 26 victims who lost their life. she just wanted to teach little kids. that was her goal. she died doing it. >> the ads part of the mayors against gun coalitions. make bloomberg spent $12 million targeting lawmakers to expand the gun control. several local areas including san francisco and oakland mayors are will part of the coalition. at the same time, we are learning new details of the sandy hook elementary school shooter, 20-year-old and his life leading up to the december massacre. released search warrants showed he lived in a world of weapons. investigators searched his home and cars after he shot 20 schoolchildren and six educators. they found an arsenal of guns more than a thousand rounds of ammunition, swords, knives and the attack lasted less than five minutes before he killed himself. >> developing news from san francisco where right
san francisco, she is particularly happy he picked francis. >> he is everything they will looking for, a good leader, good pass door and good communicator. >> when we found that man, where he came from, his age, what his background was, that was all gravy and we got not only a great man but we got good gravy, too. >> vice president biden will lead the united states delegation on tuesday and house speaker boehner was invited but he cannot go because he is hosting the irish prime minister at the capitol and because of budget negotiations. >> st. mary's cathedral in san francisco has a special mass of thanksgiving for pope francis at 12:10 on gulf street. the mass will be led bid san francisco's bishop. >> stay with us for complete coverage on the selection of pope francis as the new leader of the roman catholic church with the latest on 7 and on twitter. >> san jose police have arrested a teacher for possess willing -- possessing child pornography at home. he was taken into custody in sea side yesterday. he used to work as a substitute teacher in san jose f
, some say it was san francisco's move to marry same-sex couples in 2004 that gave birth to the voter approved ban. abc7 news reporter is live at the supreme court in washington, dc. >> it is a remarkable scene here at the supreme court, a sea of people lined up to witness history. inside the court, the nine justices weighing in on the explosive issue of same-sex marriage. >> today, the supreme court is examining the definition of marriage. the justices heard oral arguments in a case challenging california's proposition 8 that amended the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. >> what harm to the institution of marriage or to opposite sex couples, how does the cause and effect work? >> supporters say it serves a vital interest and voter should vote on this. >> we believe proposition eight is constitutional and the place for the decision to be made regarding redefining marriage is with the people, not with the courts. >> the plaintiffs in the case, two california couples say the law violates gays and lazy babies right to equal protection. >> from the beginning the case has been a
. on the left is our camera in emeryville with clouds moving in to san francisco and on the rise you can see the cloudy and windy conditions atop mount tamalpais above marin county. our meteorologist, mike nicco, is tracking the storm with live doppler 7 hd. >> thank you very much. winter storms are a big deal but this is a big deal because we have not had significant rain and a record-setting year for the least amount of rain if most of our bay area neighborhoods. live doppler 7 hd shows it is quiet here to the north and the west. there are a few radar returns showing up but it is the radar hitting the clouds because it is far enough away it is the precipitation moving to the ground. individual storms moving from southwest to northeast and the higher lines are slowly sinking to the south. here is why we need the rain. the reason season runs from july 1st of last year through june 30th and we are three inches in the hole in livermore and four in san jose and the airport and santa rosa is five inches below where we should be. here is what will happen. my storm highlights: steady rain tonight,
. workers are hoping to have the pipes back in working order later today. >> new this morning, san francisco police are looking for the gunman in an overnight drive-by shooting in 9 lower haight. someone in a car shot 5020-year-old in another car and injured a 32-year-old who was in a third vehicle. the 20-year-old drove himself to the hospital where he was treated for injuries to his arm. the 32-year-old flag the down police with injuries to his we face. so far, there has been no description of the gunman. one person has been released from the hospital but two remain in critical condition following a head on collision in richmond. it happened around 8:00 on 37th street. a ask -- camaro crashed head on into a pickup and that flipped. the driver of the vehicle was underage and was drinking. >> a woman crashed her car in the side of this house in bayview just before 7:00 this morning. the crash punched a hole in the side of the house. the driver ran off. no one inside was hurt. >> happening now, court wrapped up in a sex abuse lawsuit involving a school district and a victim would claims she w
, san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area. this is abc7 news. >> what could be a major breakthrough in the fight against cancer, a leukemia treatment is showing promising results in a handful of patient. a patient is set to be cancer free after eight days of treatment. our medical editor explains this. >> using a patient's own immune system to fight cancer, look at this animation. they had five patients with untreatable cancer. they use advisor russ -- a virus to turn the cells into cancer fighters and they destroyed the cancer cells. >> the doctor says all the patients went into remission but emphasizing the treatment is still in experimental stages. the study appears in the journal of science translational medicine. >> a respected pediatrician group has come out in favor of same-sex marriage and the positive effects on children. the american academy of pediatrics says that a stable parental relationship can produce healthy, well adjusted children regardless of the parents' sexual orientation, similar with gay or straight parents if they neuro -- nurturing and financia
. >> abc7 news starts right now with live breaking news. >> the breaking news in san francisco, police have just ended a seven hour stand off at a marijuana grow in the bayview starting with a robbery then hostage taking. finally, with several people being arrested at the end. police fear for the safety of people inside so they took every precaution to resolve this without injuries. it began unfolding before 4:00 a.m. at wallace and jennings. amy hollyfield has been at the scene all morning and joins us, live, with new information. >> kristen, there were four hostages inside this building behind me. they all okay. police are giving one of their police dogs credit for bringing this to a peaceful end. here is video we shot in the last hour from the man who was arrested after 10:00 this morning. they believe he was part after takeover robbery here at a marijuana grow just before 4:00 this morning. police chased and arrested three men sortly after the robbery. they say this man stayed behind and refused to come out. they say he had four hostages inside, people who work here at marijuana grow. t
? >> police got the call last night around 9:30 from the montgomery bart station in san francisco. a man was riding in an elevator and reported hearing a crunch and then a yelp and the elevator stopped. investigators found a man's body in the elevator shaft along with bedding. >> he was sleeping on top of it? how? >> bart police spent the morning trying to figure that out. the ventilation is shaft and you would have to be an expert to pry the door open while it was on another floor. we noticed while looking at another bart elevator if you can get inside, there is a ladder in the shaft you could use to get on total variety. the only other point of entry, officials can think, is the elevator hatch door. even that would require someone giving him a boost or chiming up on the railing. by all accounts it seems to be a very uncommonplace to seek shelter. >> i don't know man, the first time i ever heard of it. >> officials have closeed the internal elevator so if you handicapped and you need to get from the bart platform to the muni platform you need to use another station. the elevator that ge
happens next. >> incredible. san francisco police have a suspect in custody after a deadly shooting and a foot chase. police say a 21-year-old man was shot several times at this busy intersection of 3rd street just before 8:30 this morning. the victim died at the hospital. officers chased a suspect for several blocks before they actually captured the suspect. a gun was recovered two blocks away. the suspect is a 22-year-old man whose identity has not yet been released. >> another young man was killed in the south bay, campbell police are trying to find a gunman behind the first homicide since 2015. investigators try to determine a motive neighbors know why there has been a spike in violence. amy hollyfield is live with the latest. >> police say they don't know the motive behind this killing but residents think the answer could be right here in the city's hand ball court. campbell police are doing something they haven't done in six years: investigating a murder. 18-year-old richard vega is the first murder victim since 2007 shot at 10:30 last night. police spent seven hours looking f
for their lives in the middle of the night in san francisco's bayview district. good morning, i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm cheryl jennings. that fire injured firefighters and displaced nearly two dozen people. amy hollyfield is at the scene. amy, what are investigators saying about a cause? >> reporter: they say it could have been a malicious act. they questioned someone who heard from someone that they saw something. firefighters say it's not a strong lead, but they are following up on it. it is still early. whatever caused this fire, it did millions of dollars of damage. the fire spread quickly and was aggressive, traveling to three biddle before firefighters could get here. people sleeping woke up and felt a mixture of fear and shock. >> oh, my gosh! wow. you know what, it was so big it was going -- i could see it billowing over to my window, you know. and it was just, wow, humongous. >> reporter: the fire caused significant damage to three buildings. water from the firefighters' hoses flooded the first floor of two other buildings. firefighters determined that the fire started in between t
departments as far away as new york. we have seen people from san francisco, hayward, south bay, monterey. everyone is here. up to 6,000, we told, law enforcement officials. you can see the north entrance here is open. not only law enforcement but the public is headed in for what is supposed to be a fairly long memorial service with up to 20,000 people that can fit in the pavilion. 6,000 will be law enforcement officers from, again, all over. >> lawyer remarks thank you. people are gathering in santa cruz to watch the memorial. kaiser permanente arena is showing the event live. you can park free at depot park abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is joining us. >> they are doing all they can to let people watch the memorial. if you cannot make it to san jose you can pay your respects including at kaiser permanente where you can watch the memorial service live and folks are showing up to do that. hours ago, hundreds of police officers let a somber motorcade procession with 200 cars made its way out of santa cruz this morning en route do a public memorial in san jose. five minutes into the tri
. more than 32,000 california eggs were dropped off at the san francisco food bank donated by san jose's egg ranch as part of the national effort by the united egg producers in feeding america to provide local food banks with fresh eggs in time for the easter holiday which is a couple of weeks away. >> people have sort of forgotten about helping around the holiday time, our support is very strong so it is great do have contributions like this. hopefully it will get other people thinking, wait, i have not been do volunteer or donate in a few months and they will come back and help. >> eggs are a prized item because of their high protein content. >> tens of thousands of baseball fans from around the world are in the bay area right now for the world baseball classic at the home of the san francisco giants' ballpark. the netherlands face the dominican republic and the winner advanced to tomorrow's championship against puerto rico. they beat the defending champion, japan last night 3-1. and angel grabbed the final out. >> that was a familiar spot for angel. >> looked familiar, didn't it? >>
you very much. in san francisco, the bart station at powell street is opened against after bart service was stopped. sky 7 was over the scene. the object was found at market street before 7:30 this morning. fortunately it was harmless and police cleared the scene after 8:00. >> there has been another set back for both world renowned chez panisse after a fire two weeks ago. we are learning the damage is much more extensive than originally thought. the owner and chef alice waters say it damned the downstair and upstairs porches. she says that the repair work will be more significant project since both areas will need to be demolished. she hoped to re-open the restaurant in mid-april but that is unlikely to happen now. >> relatives of a san jose man shot to death by police are outraged this morning. the officers say the man in a stolen car tried to run down an officer last night and ram him with a car last night. cornell bernard is in east san jose with an interview with the man's family. >> we are learning more of the officer-involved shooting which happened not far from here. the
which straddles the san francisco and san mateo county line. the bill would require approval from supervisors in both counties to move forward. both borders have repeatedly opposed gun shows. the last gun show at the cow palace in jap had a record turnout just days after the sandy hook elementary school shooting. >> a caged door is the focus in an investigation into a deadly lion attack. 24-year-old intern hanson was killed yesterday inside the big cat enclosure at an animal sanctuary in the central valley. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with new information. katie? >> lion was supposed to number his feeding cage while hanson was cleaning the larger pen but a gate was partly open and the line lifted it up and got do hanson with his paw. the 550 pound lion mounted and the 24-year-old hanson was gone. authorities believe that she died almost inaccidently from a broken neck. the fresno county coroner says she did not suffer a small consolation for her father who says his daughter's dream job made him nervous. i have also had a premonition i would get a call like this but i th
and concord and san francisco right now is hazy, and the temperatures here held down by the sea breeze and it will pick up this afternoon. mid-50's in san jose, and upper 40's at half moon bay with plenty of low clouds in santa cruz in the mid-50's. so we had been used to the 70's and bright blue sky but throughout the afternoon we will see the clouds thin out, it will be dry throughout moment of the week with the exception being one day this week. we will get do that in a moment. and a chance of rain moves in late saturday into sunday. with the clouds and a breeze, we are cooler, and santa rosa is ten degrees cooler than yesterday at this time, and five degrees cooler at the airport and two to four degrees deal -- cooler at at the bay. you will notice the higher clouds around, you can see them here. it is a dirty ridge of high pressure that will allow for, still, dry conditions. but cooler conditions. we will not see so much sunshine and the on shore flow transporting the cooler air closer to the coast. the further you are from the coast and the more sunshine, obviously, the temperatu
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